Thursday, May 9, 2013
The 52nd Philadelphia Folk Fest kicks off at the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Aug. 16-18.
The Philadelphia Folksong Society has announced the lineup for the 52nd Philadelphia Folk Festival, running August 16 to August 18 at Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township. The Mavericks and Richard Thompson are headlining the fest, according to a blog on Philly.com. The Maverick are country rockers and Thompson is a British guitar virtuoso, according to the blog. Here is the rest of the bill: Tickets for the Folk Fest are, at present, 20 percent off. You can buy tickets here. Here is the breakdown for ticket prices. There are extra fees for RV camping: Vehicle camping requires a $40 add-on ticket for each RV. Attendees can also buy reserved seating tickets at an extra cost. Reserved seating are located at the front of the stage. Friday…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Many categories of tickets are sold out, but there are still some available if you want to see great golfers competing in your neighborhood.
When tickets for the 2013 U.S. Open, to be held at Merion Golf Club, went on sale in June, many categories quickly sold out. “Due to space constraints, only 25,000 spectator tickets will be sold, which is significantly fewer tickets than a typical U.S. Open,” the ticketing website reads. Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are completely sold out, according to the ticketing site, as are passes for the entire week. But, there are still tickets available for the June 10 to 16 event. Monday through Wednesday are practice rounds with the tournament running Thursday through Sunday. Only one ticket type (listed below) is not yet sold out for tournament days. Still available (as of the posting of this article) are Tickets can be purchased on …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Year-old texting-while-driving ban nets Pa. over 1,300 tickets.
It's only been a year, but 111 people in Montgomery County have already felt the burn. On March 8, 2012, the new Pennsylvania law took effect – no longer could drivers in the Commonwealth text and drive. In the year since, over 1,300 tickets have been issued to drivers in the state, according to the AAA Mid-Atlantic. Of those tickets, 40 percent were issued in the Greater Philadelphia area. Where did Montgomery County stack up? Area residents netted their fair share of offenses. In the last 365 days, 111 tickets were issued to Montco drivers for texting while driving. According to Philly.com, AAA spokespersons think the higher local average has most to due with volume. "The high percent of citations issued in Philadelphia and its suburbs …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Traffic safety advocates Paul and Sue Oberhauser applaud Norristown's decision to implement red light camera enforcement.
Wednesday, January 9
We are pleased Norristown is moving forward with the authorization of life-saving traffic safety cameras (“Red Light Cameras Get the 'Green Light' in Norristown,” 1/8). We recently commemorated the tenth anniversary of the death of our daughter Sarah. She was killed by a red-light runner when she was only 31 years old. Since then, it has become our mission to advocate for safety initiatives that reduce crashes and prevent needless deaths. The bottom line is, when it comes to saving lives, photo enforcement works. A 2011 study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concluded traffic safety cameras reduce fatal red light running crashes by 24%, saving 159 lives in the 14 largest cities using them. Locally, safety cameras at …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Council voted to approve an ordinance Monday night authorizing the use of "automated red light enforcement systems."
Council voted 6-1 to adopt Ordinance 13-02 authorizing the use of automated red light enforcement systems, or red light cameras, in Norristown at its Monday, Jan. 7 meeting. The state legislature passed a bill in June giving certain Montgomery County municipalities the option to adopt the practice and council discussed the issue at a Dec. 18 meeting where it decided to move forward with the project on the recommendation of the Public Safety Committee and the Norristown Police Department. Intersections suggested for possible red light camera deployment include Markley and Main streets, West Main Street and Forrest Avenue and West Main Street and Haws Avenue. The final determination would be made by council with recommendations made by the …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The state legislature passed a bill to allow red light cameras in Montgomery, Delaware and Bucks counties.
According to a release issued by AAA MId-Atlantic, the Pennsylvania legislature is wrapping up its session with a bill to allow red light cameras in the Philadelphia suburbs and in Pittsburgh. House Bill 254 passed handily in the state Senate on Friday, June 29, with 34 yeas and only 15 nays and if signed into law by Gov. Corbett, would reauthorize the red light camera program in Philadelphia through July 2017, but would also allow for the cameras to be used in some municipalities in Montgomery, Delaware and Bucks counties as well as Pittsburgh. Municipalities eligible for the red light cameras would have to exceed 20,000 residents and have full-time police forces accredited by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association. That makes …